UK PM Theresa May: Adjust Human Rights laws to catch and deport terror suspects
After a series of terror attacks hitting Europe, hundreds of innocent lives lost, and countless of hollow ‘love-will-conquer-esque’ tweets from politicians, there finally seems to be a ray of light in the ocean of PC-clichés. Last night at a campaign rally, Prime Minister May said she was looking at how to make it easier to deport foreign terror suspects and how to increase controls on extremists where it is thought they present a threat but there is not enough evidence to prosecute them.
“We need to take on the ideology that unites and motivates the perpetrators of these attacks. We need to get international agreements to regulate cyberspace to stop the terrorist planning online. We need to stamp out extremism in our own communities here in Britain. And as we see the threat, changing evolving and becoming more complex, we need to ensure that our police and our security and intelligence agencies have the powers they need.”
And then May summed up three specific actions, specifying her goal:
“I mean longer prison sentences for those convicted of terrorist offences.”
“I mean making it easier for the authorities to deport foreign terrorist suspects back to their own country.”
“I mean doing more to restrict the freedom and movement of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they are a threat, but not enough evidence to prosecute them fully in court. If our human rights laws stop us from doing it, we’ll change the law so we can do it.”
The Middle East is currently laughing at the Wests’ soft rules and regulations they apply to their terror suspects. If May actually executes these campaign promises, maybe they’ll be laughing a bit less.